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IRS Leaker Who Outed Trump Fixer’s Banking Secrets Spared Jail

Jan. 15, 2020, 11:42 PM

A former Internal Revenue Service analyst persuaded a judge not to send him to prison for leaking confidential government records on suspicious banking activity by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen.

John C. Fry, who worked in the IRS’s law enforcement arm in San Francisco, pleaded guilty to illegally disclosing records from a Treasury Department database showing that a shell company linked to Cohen had received millions of dollars from multinational companies that were trying to get access to the Trump White House, as well as $500,000 from a company tied to a Russian oligarch.

After Fry ...